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Every year, we all eagerly wait for December to arrive so that we can watch an Aamir Khan release. Every Aamir Khan film comes packed with a presumption that the movie is going to be great. Regardless of the film's genre, we make sure to never miss that ‘once in a year’ opportunity to watch an Aamir Khan film. Isn’t it, folks?
Rightly termed as Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, Aamir Khan’s taste in films is unique and so is his personal life. Aamir has been both vocal and tight-lipped about his relationships and personal life, as and when need be. From writing a love letter with blood to getting rejected by his first love and then finally getting married to her, Aamir Khan's love story is indeed a filmy one. The actor was always surrounded by multiple linkup rumours with his co-stars. Want to know more? Follow the article’s trail.
We are talking about the early '80s here. Aamir began his career in Bollywood as a complete chocolate boy with a huge female fan-following. But what led him to his career that we are talking about here? Aamir did not come from a star-studded background. He himself once shared that he was a ‘lone ranger’ when he stepped into the industry. Aamir Khan had earned his living by doing small roles in films and plays. Aamir had worked as an assistant director in the films directed by his maternal uncle, Nasir Hussain. It was then that Nasir's son, Mansoor Khan, happened to see his film's lead (Raj) in Aamir, and the rest is something that we already know! Speaking about the same, he had shared in an interview:
"When I came to the film industry, I was a minority, a lone ranger. I was someone, doing films that I believed in, but the market, the host of other people did not believe in such films. Only a few of us did. I was constantly swimming against the tide. Now the time has changed. Now, these films are considered mainstream."
Speaking of how his life had changed after his first successful film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak for which he had earned Rs 11,000, Aamir had shared:
“After Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (first commercially hit film), though I had a successful film, did not have money to buy a car. I used to use public transport until I started getting mobbed by people who recognised me in public.”
Aamir Khan has inspired us all with his dialogues, philosophies, and incredible acting skills in various films. The Bollywood superstar is always vocal about his views on different issues and is brave enough to tell what he feels about a certain situation or an incident.
Well, this is one extremely filmy story! Aamir and Reena Dutta were neighbors and they often used to stare at each other through their windows. It was Aamir, who first fell for Reena. He had tried multiple times to reach out to her and confess his love for her, but the harder he tried, the more rejections he started getting from Reena.
It was also reported that Aamir was so madly into love with Reena that he had even written her a love letter with his blood! But this further aggravated the situation and Reena asked him to never indulge in such things again and Aamir too, realised that this is something that one must never do.
However, nothing stopped Aamir from trying harder, but he was slowly losing hope of having any luck with Reena. Just when he made up his mind to stop persuading her further, Reena reciprocated. It was on April 18, 1986 that Aamir and Reena got married, much to a religion based disharmony between their parents. Thus, the duo eloped and tied the knot. Soon after, Aamir and Reena were blessed with two children, Junaid and Ira. In a 1999 interview, Aamir spoke about their relationship:
“I spent a little more time than natural in front of my window. I just told her that I loved her and I hoped that she felt the same about me.”
You would probably think that love received after so much perseverance should have stayed strong and it surely did. However, it was reported back then that his linkup reports with co-stars with his co-stars largely affected Reena and Aamir’s marriage. However, this is just a speculation and the couple has remained tight-lipped about the same. Aamir and Reena had a peaceful divorce in 2002 with no ugly spats or arguments. The ex-couple continues to be in a healthy relationship and consult each other when it comes to taking any decision about their children. Aamir even celebrated Reena's 50th birthday with her. In an interview, he had shared:
"Reena is extremely important and is very much a part of the family and she will always be... From legal point of view we are divorced but I think the bond that we share is not going to break with a piece of paper.
But like anyone, the divorce had a heavy impact on Aamir’s life too and in an interview, he had talked about the same and had titled it as a ‘traumatic’ phase. He had said:
“Probably the most traumatic period has been my divorce, not just for me but for everybody involved, I imagine. I can't think of any other significant low.”
In a 2003 interview, Aamir Khan had finally opened up on his divorce. He had shared:
“No. Reena and I were married for 16 years. We grew up together as we both were very young when we got married. Our separation was tough on both of us. It was a special relationship and is still very close to my heart. I was alone for three to four years and then I met Kiran. I didn’t even work for almost two years as I was coping with it. I am very emotional. When we decided to part ways, Reena and I first explained the situation to our kids. My children, Junaid and Ira, are close to Kiran and Azad.”
A few years had passed after his divorce when suddenly Aamir made it to the headlines again. This time it was not for any movie, but for linkup rumours with a British journalist, Jessica Hines. The duo had apparently met during the shooting of Ghulam and fell for each other and started staying together. It was also reported that Aamir has a love child with Jessica, named Jaan. Soon things started turning sour between the alleged couple and Jessica moved back to London. Grapevine was abuzz that she is raising the child all by herself. Not much is heard or said about their relationship anymore.
You all must have been aware of Aamir’s one of the most promising works, Lagaan. Aamir’s first wife, Reena had turned producer for the film even when things almost ended in their relationship. This is when, Aamir had met Kiran Rao, who was working as an assistant director to the film’s director, Ashutosh Gowariker. The couple is blessed with an adorable son, Azad via IVF. Kiran herself had shared the same in an interview:
“We connected on the set of Lagaan and again on an ad commercial that he was doing with Ashutosh Gowariker that I was assisting on. We hung out a lot together and became 2 am friends. We started seeing each other in 2004…. We like each other’s company and our friendship is still the basis of our relationship. I moved in with him and neither of us was hung up on marriage. After a year of living together, we decided to get married for two reasons.”
On December 28, 2005, Aamir Khan got married to Kiran Rao and together, the couple was blessed with an adorable son, Azad, via surrogacy. Their love-filled PDA pictures and videos give millions of goals to all the couples out there.
On July 3, 2021, Aamir Khan and his second wife, Kiran Rao announced their divorce after 15 years of married life. The star ex-couple of the entertainment industry also released an official statement to inform everyone about their mutual separation. Their statement can be read as:
“In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other.”
Revealing how they plan to co-parent their son, Azad, the statement further read:
“We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together. We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about.”
Thanking their respective families and friends for their support, the statement concluded:
“A big thank you to our families and friends for their constant support and understanding about this evolution in our relationship, and without whom we would not have been so secure in taking this leap. We request our well wishers for good wishes and blessings, and hope that – like us – you will see this divorce not as an end, but as the start of a new journey.”
Aamir Khan's blockbster film, Dangal, is often regarded as one of the greatest films in the history of Indian cinema. Both Aamir and Fatima Sana Shaikh had impressively displayed the beautiful bond between a father and a daughter on the big screen. However, rumours also had it that Aamir and Fatima’s growing closeness was upsetting Kiran, although none of the stars chose to comment on the issue. However, the reel life Geeta Kumari Phogat had said that she considers Aamir as her ‘guru and guide’. This is what she had to say:
“He's everything rolled into one, a friend, a guru and a guide. I can talk to him about anything. I can also discuss with him things like, I have had crush on someone, so please tell me what to do'. Sanya (Malhotra) and I go to him for all our love-related problems, and he solves them for us."
Well, in a nutshell, this is all about Aamir Khan’s love life. Multiple turmoils and disturbances did not deter him from believing in the magic of love all over again. Surely, Aamir's love life is nothing less than a masala Bollywood film.